The essential guide to fantastic gins

We are in the middle of a gin craze – hardly a week goes by without the release of a new brand or artisanal distillery and serious gin bars are stocking well over 300 brands.

But how do you choose? Is Edinburgh Gin a style, or just a name? Can a rose-flower and cucumber infusion be called gin? Can it be aged in wood?

Ian Buxton reveals all in this lovely hardback, pocket-sized guide.

101 Gins to Try Before You Die, by Ian Buxton, published by Birlinn, £12.99.

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